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"Zygomite" redirects here. For other uses, see Zygomite (disambiguation).
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Mutated zygomites are monsters that appear as Fungi until provoked (Pick Fungi) that require level 57 Slayer to damage. They resemble giant mushrooms, and are only found in Zanaris, near the Cosmic altar (level 65), or near the furnace (level 58). To kill one a player needs to reduce it to below 300 life points then players use fungicide spray on it to kill it, which is available from any slayer master. The fungicide spray must be reloaded every ten kills, and the reloads can be bought from the slayer master at the same time. Fungicide canisters fully reload the fungicide spray. Players cannot sell the spray or reloads back to the slayer master afterward, so only buy what is needed.

Zygomites can be occasionally assigned as an optional Slayer Challenge by Chaeldar. If you accept the challenge, she will tell you to use an experimental spray on them for tests, and you must bring back the results to her when you're finished. She will reward you with 10,000 Slayer experience and 25 Slayer points.

Strengths and weaknesses

Fungi

Zygomites mostly use magical melee attacks which consist of a headbutt that does up to 88 life points, but they occasionally use more powerful magical ranged attacks by shooting spores, with a max hit of around 140. Dragonhide armour is not recommended while fighting them, as although the high Magic defence will reduce the chance of them hitting you, you will hardly get a hit on them, so melee armour and a slashing weapon are critical. If praying against their attacks, Protect from Missiles or Deflect Missiles is recommended, as their ranged attacks are stronger and more accurate than their melee attacks.

When its remaining life points are around 10 to 20, use the fungicide spray on it in order to destroy it. If life points are not low enough and a player uses the fungicide spray, the zygomite will not be killed but one use of the fungicide spray will be expended.

Slayer Challenge

Enraged mutated zygomite
Healed mutated zygomite
Enraged fungi

After a player has performed several slayer tasks for Chaeldar, she will occasionally offer a special task in place of a regular slayer task. The player can decline to take the special task without penalty. If the player accepts the special task, completing the task:

  • Earns 10,000 extra slayer experience.
  • Earns 25 Slayer points.
  • Counts as a task for the player's consecutive task count, which is used for Slayer points. Does NOT count as task completed if it is a 10th or 50th task to be completed, meaning the player can safely complete the challenge without forfeiting their consecutive task bonus.

Chaeldar's special task is for the player to test an experimental fungicide spray against ten Mutated zygomites and survive to return to her and tell her the results of the test. The player uses the spray in place of the normal Fungicide spray, when the zygomite the player is attacking has been reduced to 20 life points or less. When applied, the experimental spray will have one of the following effects, chosen randomly:

  • "The experimental spray has sent the zygomite into a furious rage!" The zygomite temporarily turns red, heals a bit, and attacks faster. It can be killed by reducing its life points to 0, without needing another application of the spray.
  • "The experimental spray has healed the zygomite!" The zygomite temporarily turns green and its life points are restored to maximum. It can be killed by reducing its life points to 0, without needing another application of the spray.
  • "The experimental spray has killed the zygomite!" The zygomite is killed.

Note that the challenge is only complete when the player returns to Chaeldar and speaks to her; simply killing 10 zygomites with the experimental spray does not finish the task. The spray cannot be used to kill more than the required 10 zygomites.

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
AshesAshes1Always86

Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Nature runeNature rune2Uncommon876
Law runeLaw rune10–50Uncommon4,010–20,050
Earth runeEarth rune15Uncommon270
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–6Common282–1,692
Barley seed 5Barley seed1Uncommon19
Asgarnian seed 5Asgarnian seed3Uncommon66
Potato seed 5Potato seed4Uncommon312
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon42
Nasturtium seed 5Nasturtium seed1Uncommon75
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon1,693
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon710
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon195
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon57
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon22
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon75
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon2,126
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon10,660
Hammerstone seed 5Hammerstone seed3Uncommon39
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore1–3Uncommon47–141
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Uncommon160
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Rare4,741
Yanillian seed 5Yanillian seed1Rare39
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Rare16
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare811
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–3Rare2,159–6,477
Marigold seed 5Marigold seed1Rare153
Woad seed 5Woad seed1Rare82
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon357
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,077
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon2,978
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon92
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,967
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,751
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon7,084
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon6,946
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon10,149
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,232
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Uncommon3,245
Steel 2h swordSteel 2h sword1Uncommon1,825
Mithril full helmMithril full helm1Rare2,187
Rune full helmRune full helm1Rare20,892
Mithril gauntletsMithril gauntlets1Rare1,145
Coins 250Coins44; 64; 102; 220; 302; 343; 400Uncommon44–400
SupercompostSupercompost1–3 (noted)Uncommon558–1,674
Mort myre fungusMort myre fungus1–3Uncommon3,081–9,243
ClayClay1Uncommon479
FungicideFungicide1CommonNot sold

Rare drop table drops

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common478
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common822
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,270
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,681
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare120,645–147,455
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common12,113
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common15,367
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,491
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare562,095–687,005
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,303
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,211
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare673,200–822,800
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,310
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,977
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,464–17,536
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,072,305–1,310,595
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,143
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,156
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare245,440–309,632
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare13,455–16,974
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare11,200–15,680
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common55,080–67,320
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon194,400–237,600
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,016–13,284
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare314,640–384,560
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon20,800–114,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,300–40,700
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,840–52,360
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common20,342–23,248
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare196,155–239,745
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare92,160–112,640
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,798
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare101,970–124,630
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon610,920–746,680
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon183,960–224,840
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon172,530–210,870
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon147,645–180,455
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon8,442–9,648
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon6,300–7,200
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon168,616
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare461,900
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common41,850–51,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,185–16,115
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon263,250–321,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,832–14,268
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare117,450–143,550
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,770–16,830
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare224,100–273,900
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon9,513
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*95,118
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,590,640,621
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare9,410

Trivia

  • The name Zygomite is probably based on the phylum of fungi: Zygomycota, though these fungi do not produce mushrooms.
  • If players try and attack something else while you are still in combat, instead of the usual "I'm already under attack" message, the message box will display "There's a rather large mushroom monster trying to attack you at the moment. Maybe you should deal with it first."
  • If a frog or other Zanaris event happens during battle, the Zygomite will keep attacking you with a "thump" sound (melee attack) without any hitsplats, but will still be doing damage while you can't attack it until the event leaves. This may be a glitch.
  • Once a Zygomite's life points reach zero (before fungicide is used to kill it), its ranged attack will continue to inflict damage, but its melee attack will no longer inflict damage. This may be a glitch.
  • If another player picks one of the fungi and runs away and another player is still there, the Zygomite will eventually turn around and start attacking the other player, shouting "I'm coming for you!"
  • Zygomites were originally called Mutated Zygomites before the Zanaris update. This was changed back on 21 February 2011.
  • If you're fighting a Zygomite and you run away while there are no other players around it, it will return to its original fungus form but will still move around so it looks like a little moving mushroom. This is a glitch, and has not been fixed yet.
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